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Windows Mobile, Pocket Genealogist, Genealogy and other Ramblings

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Comment on Electronic Breadcrumbs? by moultriecreek

Sun, 22 Feb 2009 12:06:20 +0000

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Comment on Pocket Genealogist 3.30 by Kevin Phillips

Tue, 30 Sep 2008 21:38:10 +0000

Taninu, No, the only 2-way sync is still Legacy Family Tree. Kevin

Comment on Pocket Genealogist 3.30 by taninu

Tue, 30 Sep 2008 12:07:21 +0000

Does this version support 2 way sychronization for Family Tree Maker 2008 or 2009?

Comment on Genealogy Software Review Website by Kevin Phillips

Fri, 26 Sep 2008 23:10:30 +0000

Louis, It's Kevin, but you can call me Chad if you like. :-) I'll revisit my list of handheld software programs but I believe you did get all the ones I was aware of. Kevin

Comment on Genealogy Software Review Website by lkessler

Fri, 26 Sep 2008 23:01:58 +0000

Thanks for the nice post about my new site Chad (is it still Chad who is here?) I found it interesting that there were two programs you hadn't heard of. But my question to you is if there are any that I missed that I should be added. Let me know and I'll be happy to add them. Louis Kessler Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Comment on HP announces new VGA PocketPC (Updated) by Kevin Phillips

Sun, 23 Sep 2007 12:56:13 +0000

bird, Let me answer first based from a software perspective: 1. The Blackberry doesn't use either the Palm or the Windows Mobile operating system, so you'll be limited as to the software you can run on it. (In fact, I don't know of ANY genealogy software for Blackberry) 2. The Treo 700w (700wx) is nice in the sense that's it's a touchscreen smartphone, but it does have a "square" screen (240 x 240) which will limit your software choices. Pocket Genealogist DOES support square screen. 3. The "Q" is a non-touchscreen smartphone so that will limit your software as well. Software written for a touchscreen device won't work on a non-touchscreen device unless specifically written to do so. (And Pocket Genealogist DOES support both) From a usability point of view. 1. If your cell provider has a local store front, go get a hands on with the devices you are interested in, they can be quite different. (And non-touchscreen devices are very different) For example, the Q is a very "slim" device and the Treo is kind of "pudgy". 2. The "Dash" is very similar to the "Q", I found I did like the use of it as a phone. However make sure you have the numbers you want to call in the contact list, the keypad is hard to use for dialing numbers. (Same is true with the Treo but at least with it, you can bring up a on-screen dial-pad) Hope this helps, we'll see about posting an article about smartphones soon. Kevin

Comment on HP announces new VGA PocketPC (Updated) by bird

Sun, 23 Sep 2007 01:50:44 +0000

I am also on the fence as yet, about whether or not to switch to a pda/phone combo or keep them separate. What do you think of the blackberry for verizon? Which would be better, a palm treo (w/windows mobile of course) or a blackberry. or what about the Q?

Comment on HP announces new VGA PocketPC (Updated) by Kevin Phillips

Sat, 22 Sep 2007 13:26:53 +0000

DavidG, I think a lot of people have the same difficult decision to make. In some cases with the combination, you get a phone that's not quite as nice as a standalone and a PDA that's not as powerful as a standalone. (Generally the processor that goes into the phone is slower so as to save battery life) It's up to the user to decide if the convenience of the combination outweights any compromises made to combine a phone and PDA. Then you also have the Smartphones that don't have a touchscreen, you get an entirely different user experience. I have to admit, the short time I was using a T-Mobile Dash, I was surprised to find I liked it and didn't miss the touchscreen too much. (And Pocket Genealogist now supports both touchscreen and non-touchscreen Smartphones) I've since switched from T-Mobile to Alltel and can no longer use the Dash, so my daily phone is now a Palm 700wx. (Windows Mobile of course) It's not a bad device, but I've found for general phone use, I liked the Dash better. There are some pretty powerful phone based PDA's on the market though, I'll look at having an article on the high-end Smartphones in a future posting. Kevin

Comment on Welcome to ‘The Mobile Genealogist’ by Kevin Phillips

Sat, 22 Sep 2007 13:08:27 +0000

moultriecreek, We do plan on having some articles too on Palms, iPhones, Nokia's, etc. although as developers of Windows Mobile software you know where are "loyalties" lie! :-) We get emails fairly frequently from people who have purchased a (enter non-windows mobile device name here) and don't understand why Pocket Genealogist won't work. Plus it's always good to know what the competition is up too! Kevin

Comment on Welcome to ‘The Mobile Genealogist’ by moultriecreek

Sat, 22 Sep 2007 09:59:33 +0000

Even though I'm a Mac/Palm girl, I look forward to your new endeavor. This is one side of family research I would like to see get more attention. Welcome to the genblog community!